Couple Who Struggled To Get Pregnant During 13 Years Welcome A ‘miracle’ Baby Boy Just DaysBefore Christmas
After 13 years of trying, suffering eight míscαrríαgєs, one happy couple received a beautiful baby boy just in time for Christmas.
Carissa Morris, 33, and her boilermaker husband Dave, 32, who live in Wickham, Western Australia, welcomed their beautiful son Oliver on December 17, 2021.
Oliver was born at a healthy 6lb 7oz.
Carissa, a planning engineer, explained that they tried for years and years naturally to have a baby, they initially conceived quite a few times, but just had multiple miscarriages and never made it past six weeks.
They ended up having tests and found that one of their tubes was blocked and the fluids were going back into their uterus, and it was basically like poison.
There was a problem with her husband’s fertility, and this problem was caused by his profession, since too much heat can affect fertility in men.
They were then advised to go the ICSI IVF route, where they insert sperm directly into the embryo to have the best chance of conceiving.
They were very lucky; they did a full round of IVF and unfortunately, we didn’t have any embryos to be able to freeze.
So they only had one embryo that we were able to transfer recently and two weeks later we found out they were pregnant.
“When I found out I was pregnant it was probably the best feeling I had ever felt in the world, second to holding him for the first time.” She said.
Carissa says the new family will be spending Christmas Day in hospital as Oliver experienced breathing problems shortly after birth.
Carissa says that the new family will spend Christmas Day in the hospital, because Oliver had breathing problems shortly after birth.
Oliver arrived three weeks early and was born blue, his oxygen dropped to 20% for nine minutes and he was immediately intubated. He was worked on by nurses and doctors for three hours to stabilize him. Once he was stabilized, the NETS team, which is the Neonatal Emergency Transport Service, came in and put him in their neonatal ambulance.
She said: “Prior to when he left, all I was able to do was touch his chin with my finger so the fact I was able to hold him in my arms 30 hours later was nothing short of a miracle.
“Being able to hold Oliver for the first time was magical,” she added.
Carissa and Dave can’t wait to take their little boy home when he is strong enough.
“He is currently being fed 45ml per feed through a nasal gastric tube as he doesn’t have a suck reflux currently. He started with a gastric tube because they thought that he had an obstruction in his stomach and may have needed surgery.” ,” Carissa explained.
They’ve had scans done and he doesn’t have that which is great but as a necessity to make sure that he doesn’t lose weight he will be gastric tube fed.
They were really hoping he’d be out before Christmas but it’s not to be and they know he’s in the best place possible to get the care he needs.
Congratulations to the wonderful family and praying this family will always be happy.